Monday, March 7, 2011

TV Rating For WWE Smackdown 3/4/11

Source:PWInsider.com

The 3/4 edition of Smackdown did a 2.0 rating with 2,998,000 viewers.
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JBL Returns On WWE Raw

Former WWE Champion John "Bradshaw" Layfield returned to WWE on Raw tonight. He was set to be named the Special guest Referee for Jerry Lawler vs Michael Cole but Stone Cold Steve Austin signed the contract after using his Stunner on JBL.
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Stipulation For Undertaker Vs Triple H At WrestleMania 27 Announced

It was announced on WWE Raw that Undertaker vs Triple H at WrestleMania will be an No Holds Barred, No DQ, No Countout contest.
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Special Referee For Jerry Lawler Vs Michael Cole At WrestleMania 27 Announced

It was announced on Raw that Steve Austin will be the special guest Referee as Jerry Lawler takes on Michael Cole at WrestleMania 27
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Results For WWE Raw 3/7/11

Credit:PWInsider.com

Undertaker is in the ring and says that two legends and icons will collide at Wrestlemania, and in the end, there can only be one last outlaw. He says the word on the street is that many feel that this is the year the streak will be broken, and that Father Time and all the injuries have caught up to him. There are also those that feel like it's Triple H who is the one guy that has what it takes to bring him down and end the streak. Undertaker wants to remind everyone what happened at the last two Wrestlemanias when someone else thought they had what it took to end the streak, perhaps the greatest of all time, Shawn Michaels.

We go to a great video package recapping the events of those two Wrestlemania matches, and then we come back and Undertaker says that at Wrestlemania, there will be no excuses or regrets, no disqualifications or countouts, and no rules. The match at Wrestlemania will be No Holds Barred, and anything can happen but one thing is ironclad: Triple H ends the streak and he dies, or Triple H dies trying because at Wrestlemania, he will REST...IN...PEACE.

Coming up tonight: John Cena responds to the Rock and, for the first time in a year, Stone Cold Steve Austin returns to Monday Night Raw!

Before the commercial, we go backstage to Randy Orton beating up all of Nexus by himself until Mason Ryan tackles him into the wall and the four of them are finally able to overwhelm him and allow CM Punk to get right in his face and repeatedly ram the back of his head into the wall before giving him the GTS. Punk tells his crew to pick "this piece of garbage" up and bring him to the ring NOW.

Mike tags in.

We return from commercial with Randy Orton in the ring being beaten down by CM Punk and the Nexus. A number of officials hit the ring, trying to halt the damage. Cue Steve Austin? Nope. David Otunga takes off his shirt and demands the referee ring the bell. So, the plot here was so the Nexus could defeat Orton and be at ringside for Wrestlemania during Orton vs. CM Punk.

Orton says he is ready and they ring the bell.

Randy Orton vs. David Otunga

Otunga attacks Orton in the corner and takes him down, stomping and beating him. Otunga slammed Orton and scored a near fall. He pulled up Orton and nailed a sidewalk slam for another near fall. He pulls Orton up again but Orton snaps him with an RKO for the pin.

Your winner, Randy Orton!

Orton teases the punt but Mason Ryan hits the ring and takes down Orton, He begins talking trash but Orton catches him with an RKO as well. CM Punk charges the ring but balks at hitting the ring. Orton and Punk meet eye to eye and Orton decides to punt Otunga. Punk races around the ring to pulled Otunga to safely but isn't fast enough and Otunga is punted into oblivion.

Michael Cole laughs about Jerry Lawler agreeing to Cole's choice of a special referee at Wrestlemania.

They show clips of John Cena defeating Alex Riley last week in a Steel Cage match, forcing Riley to be fired by WWE champion The Miz.

They showed Miz's comments on Twitter announcing he was refusing to appear on Raw tonight. Michael Cole pushed that Miz shouldn't be an afterthought in the Cena vs. Rock issue.

They show clips of John Cena defeating Alex Riley last week in a Steel Cage match, forcing Riley to be fired by WWE champion The Miz.

They showed Miz's comments on Twitter announcing he was refusing to appear on Raw tonight. Michael Cole pushed that Miz shouldn't be an afterthought in the Cena vs. Rock issue.

Christian came to the ring. Richard Rodriguez then introduced Alberto Del Rio. Brodus Clay came out with Del Rio. Del Rio cut a promo as he walked to the ring, saying it was his destiny to become the World champion at Wrestlemania. He said that he and Christian were going to fight but not tonight. He said that if Christian wants to fight him, he has to get through Clay.

Christian vs. Brodus Clay

Clay controlled Christian early, overpowering him but Christian came back with several rights. Clay destroyed him and dropped several big elbows for a two count. Clay went after Christian's pectoral injury, locking on a deep armbar. Christian tried to fight him off but was picked up for an thrown exploder suplex.

Clay went for a big splash but Christian rolled out of the way. Christian nailed several dropkicks including a missile dropkick but only received a two count. Clay decimated Christian but Christian got his shoulder up. Clay went for an over the shoulder powerslam but Christian slipped out. He avoided a charge in the corner and nailed a tornado DDT for a pinfall.

Your winner, Christian!

Alberto Del Rio attacked Christian immediately. Christian tried to fight him off but was caught in the rolling armbreaker. Del Rio released it and continued to stomp on Christian's arm and smiled as he left.

We go to Rock's comments about John Cena last night.

We return with an excellent video introducing us to Sin Cara, That was the former Alex Kozlov of AAA taking all the big spots, by the way.

Michael Cole and Josh Mathews announce the latest inductee of the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame, Sunny.

WWE Divas champion Eve Torres vs. Nikki Bella

Gail Kim is in Eve's corner.

They lock up with Eve backing her into the ropes. She controls Bella early, slamming her face-first into the turnbuckles and flinging her across the ring by her hair. She continues the beating and covers Bella for a one count.

Bella sidesteps Eve and sends her into the ropes, then chokes her against them. Nikki flings Eve across the ring and covers her for a two count as Michael Cole takes the mic and demands they get this over with. He says that while their family wanted to see them compete tonight, no one else does because everyone cares about Michael Cole's announcement.

The match continues as Cole continues ranting and raving on the mic that he's the main event. The Bella try to pull Twin Magic but the referee catches it and forces Nikki back in the ring, Eve hits a float over DDT and scores the pin.

Your winner and still WWE Divas champion Eve Torres!

Michael Cole takes the mic and says that next he's going to make his big announcement.

They run a promo for Smackdown saying that Undertaker will have a message for Triple H. Didn't he have that an hour ago?

They promo Snooki's appearance on Raw next week.

Michael Cole is in the ring doing his full Andy Kaufman. The ring is covered in a red carpet. Cole bragged that he would compete in his first match ever at Wrestlemania, claiming it was the main event. Cole said that he has a document in his hand and the man who signs them will have the honor of being the guest referee and holding his hand high when he defeats Jerry Lawler at Wrestlemania. Remember those words.

Cole said that he does have respect for Lawler so he's chosen a referee that would be impartial. Cole said that he wanted someone that would give Lawler a fighting champion at Wrestlemania. He introduced a former WWE champion and an "iconic figure". He said that much like him, he's a legendary Texan. He started an "Austin" chant but then said he fooled them all.

Cole introduced JBL. JBL said that he understands that the fans in Dallas have been without champions so he looked down at them from NYC and decided to return. JBL said that tonight was so much more important than the fans in Dallas. JBL said he was going to Wrestlemania and that no one has ever debuted in the main event of Wrestlemania until now (Brock Lesnar says hello, by the way). JBL said that he watched over the years as Jerry Lawler bullied Cole. JBL said that if there's one thing he hates in life, it's bullies and people that prey on the weak. (Blue Meanie says hello, by the way).

JBL said that it's great to see Michael Cole training and he's going to do great with Jack Swagger training him. He said that he is a man of integrity and when he signs his contract, it will be a moment that everyone will remember forever, because when he does, its the moment JBL begins his journey back to Wrestlemania.

The glass breaks!

Steve Austin comes down to the ring wearing his new WWE t-shirt. He does the middle fingers during his salute, which he didn't do last time out. He gets in JBL's face as JBL begins berating him. Fans are chanting for Austin. JBL says that he doesn't care who Austin is, he's messing with JBL. JBL eats a stunner and begins catching some beers for the beer bash. Michael Cole returns to the announcing table and says that Austin ruined his night. Austin pours a beer over JBL's beaten and prone body.

As Austin makes his way around the ring, he finds the contract for Wrestlemania and smiles. Michaels begins begging and crying as Steve Austin looks over the contract. Austin asks the crowd if they want him to sign the contract. They give him a "Hell Yeah" and he gives them a John Hancock. Cole was tremendous here crying and asking why Austin did this to him. Austin announced he would be the referee as Cole said he was going to be sick. Cole began asking Austin why he did this to him. Austin shook Cole's hand and wished him luck, then poured two beers over Cole's head.

Austin returned to the ring as JBL began recovering. Michael Cole began walking out and Austin poured another beer on Cole's head. JBL recovered. Austin handed him a beer and they toasted. Austin kicked him in the gut and JBL ate another Stu